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Ripples - January 16, 2001

Volume 85, Number 27 - January 16, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (January 23, 2001)

Rotarian TOM PEARSON. Director of Graduate Programs, and Professor of Hospitality, and Tourism Management, will make a presentation on "A Traditional Economy: The Challenges Facing Poland." TOM came to Purdue in 1967, and has B.A. degree (1963) from Notre Dame; and M.S. (1964) and Ph.D. (1973) degrees from Purdue. TOM will be introduced by BOB BROCK, Program Coordinator for January.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - BETTY DOVERSBERGER, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and JOHN TROTT, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - JERRY MC CARTHY; Invocation - JOHN SANDERSON; Music - BOB GRIFFITHS; and High School Guests (Harrison), TERRY WEST, Host.


Prior to the invocation today, President DAN TEDER (President DAN) requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: RHONDA FEUER, spouse of BOB (BOB indicated that RHONDA was doing much better); BOB HIATT; REX KEPLER, who was taken to Home Hospital over the weekend and was to have had an angiogram yesterday, Monday, January 15th; LARRY LANE, who goes back tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17th, for further surgery on the same knee that was operated on a few weeks ago; JOHN MC KEE; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL, who will be going into Home Hospital on Friday, January 19th , for further surgery; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

THANKS to HOWARD DIESSLIN for his outstanding eulogy to HAROLD TAYLOR. Copies are available by contacting GRIFF. Check in next week's online Ripples for the full text.

CHARLES BRAGG, District Governor, Rotary District 6560, attended the Club meeting today in order to be a part of the tribute to HAROLD TAYLOR. Chuck, thanks for taking time from your busy schedule to be a part of our Club's eulogy to HAROLD.

CONGRATULATIONS to HANLY HAMMEL, who as a part of his presentation regarding the January Birthday Table last week, mentioned that there was another January birthday that needed to be noted, i.e., the birth of great great grandson, Jacob Aydan Hannum, born on January 3, 2001 to Sara Jane (Isaacs) and Mark Joseph Hannum in Fleetwood PA. Jacob is also the great great grandson of former Lafayette Rotary, Jerry Isaacs. Thanks to HANLY for his contribution in honor of Jacob Aydan Hannum.

CONGRATULATIONS to HARLEY FREY on the birth of great granddaughter, Victoria Elizabeth Frey, born to Richard and Judith Frey in late December 2000. Thanks to HARLEY for his significant contribution to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation in honor of Victoria Elizabeth Frey.

YB HALL and HAROLD TAYLOR memorial contributions should be made payable to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation and forwarded to DAVE LANDGREBE, Treasurer, or GRIFF. Memorials to YB HALL have been received from Mrs. Edward O. Minniear, Lafayette; BILL PAPE; and Molly H. Xillas, Sneads Ferry, NC. A memorial to HAROLD TAYLOR has been received from STAN MITHOEFER.


ROTARY/PMO (Purdue Musical Organizations) SERVICE ABOVE SELF COMMITTEE's "Community Service Benefit" in support of Lafayette Habitat for Humanity is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2001 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Sign-up sheets to assist with this Rotary function will be on tables for the next few weeks, please plan to assist with this only major Club fund raising event for this Rotary year. The Lafayette Rotary Foundation (Foundation) Board, at their meeting Wednesday, January 10th, approved this project; therefore, funds contributed will count toward levels of giving in the Foundation.

PURDUE RESEARCH PARK JOB FAIR (Fair), featuring high-tech companies, will be held Friday, February 9th, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., at the Purdue Research Park Technology Center, 3000 Kent Avenue. The Vocational Projects Committee is helping to promote this Fair and will be needing some volunteers to help with various functions related to the Fair.

MEMBERSHIP PROPOSALS: The following attended a Rotary Information Session (Session) today, January 16th, conducted by JANE TURNER, and expressed an interest in becoming members: Cara Carreon, Director of Marketing, Rosewalk Village, sponsor FAYE COLE; and Barbara Coury, Director of Development, School of Nursing, sponsor, CHRIS SMITH. If no written objections are received within seven days and Rotary committee selection sheets are completed, they will be eligible for introduction.

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING/INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS CAMPAIGN - 2000: DAVE LANDGREBE, Treasurer, Lafayette Rotary Foundation, noted in latest report that 142 Rotarians had contributed $13,317.00, and that the kettles on Saturday, December 16th, the day that 88 Rotarians were "Bell Ringers", contained $5,523.47. Therefore, this would be, thus far, a total of $18,840.47 generated by the Club toward the Salvation Army's Christmas goal. There is still time to make a contribution GRIFF will have Bell Ringer Envelopes available for the next few Club meetings.

"SERVICE ABOVE SELF" VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD NOMINATION form submission deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2001. Nomination forms are available from TOM SCHMIDT, Chair, Vocational Projects Committee (Committee), Committee members, see back of "Ripples", or from GRIFF. Please make an effort to consider nominating someone, Rotarian or non-Rotarian.

SMALL GROUP DINNER for February will be "Restaurant Night" and scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at Buon Appetito, 625 Columbia Street. Buon Appetito has agreed to reserve an area for this Rotary "Small Group Dinner", so no reservations are necessary. Plan to arrive between 5:45 and 6:00 p.m. for better seating. Individual checks will be provided with gratuity included. Please do not attempt to contact JANE TURNER as she will be out of town during that time leading a tour to SOUTH AFRICA.

MAKEUPS: JOHN CARPENTER and TOM SMITH, Naples Bay, Naples, FL; JEAN JACKSON, Hilton Head Island, SC; TOM SCHMIDT, Gulf Beaches, Pelican Point - Holiday Inn, Treasure Island, FL.

JANUARY BIRTHDAY TABLE: HANLY HAMMEL, Chair, last week, announced that Rotarians with birthdays in January contributed $975.00 to the International and Lafayette Foundations.

PROGRAM (January 16, 2001)

BOB BROCK introduced Roger Dickinson, from the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, who made an interesting presentation about the history of basketball with specific information about IN men's and women's basketball. More in future "Ripples" if space permits.

VISITING ROTARIAN: Roger Dickinson, today's speaker, New Castle; and Eric Woods, Daybreak.

VISITORS: Charles Bragg, District Governor, Rotary District 6560; John Taylor, son of HAROLD TAYLOR; Ben Birtles (Aviation Technology student at Purdue), guest of the Club who is checking out the possibility of starting a Rotoract Club at Purdue; Cara Carreon and Barb Coury, guests of the Club, see "Membership Proposals"; Candiss Vibbert (Executive Assistant to the President of Purdue), guest of MARTHA CHISCON; and Marion Johnson, guest of STEVE STUCKY.

MC CUTCHEON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Erin Zimmerman and Trevor Miller were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by CHIP RUTLEDGE. President DAN presented certificates of recognition, information brochures about Ambassadorial Scholarships for future reference, and Rotary travel mugs (Four-Way Test on them) to Erin and Trevor.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - BETTY DOVERSBERGER and JOHN TROTT; Greeting by JERRY MC CARTHY; Invocation by CORKY MITCHELL; Singing led by BOB GRIFFITHS; Rotary piano by HARLEY FREY; and Free Meals Drawing - SCOTT DOWNEY and JAY WILEY.

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